Darvin Jermane Rumph was born on November 21, 1996 to Darlene Rumph and Rodney Williams at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Louise “Honey” Rumph. He was a member of the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Marshallville, Georgia where he sung in the church choir.
Darvin was educated in the public school system of Houston County and was a 2015 graduate of Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. While attending high school he was very instrumental in the band and drama class. He was a tuba player and served faithfully as a member of the Northside Blue Wind Marching Band. His great talent led him to become a tuba section leader. His great musical talents didn’t end there. He was a member of the honor band, he was first chair in the Macon Youth Symphony, and was a self taught piano player. Throughout his time in high school Darvin also shined as a drama student. His troupe became state Champions for ONE ACT PLAY for four years straight. Following high school he furthered his education to Georgia Military College and then later transferred to Georgia Southern State University in Statesboro, Georgia where he majored in Music Education. His passion for music inspired him to one day became a Music Educator.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving parents, Darlene Rumph, Warner Robins, Georgia and Rodney Williams, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; paternal grandmother, Annie E. Williams (Ivy), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; aunts/uncles, James Ross (Mildred), Marshallville, Georgia, Henry Rumph (Shelia) Clinton, Maryland, Mary Ross, Warner Robins, Georgia, Jake Rumph (Wanda), Forestville, Maryland, Barbara Porter (Leon), Perry, Georgia, Alma Campbell, Ronald Rumph (Elnora) Gloria Walton, Sharon Finley all of Fort Valley, Georgia, Raymond Rumph (Patricia), Fayetteville, Georgia, Vannise Bradford (Winston), Tampa, Florida, and Willie Rumph, Seattle, Washington; Arlene F. Taylor and Ryne B. Williams (Laurice), both of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Keith O. Williams, Dallas, Texas, Orvin D. Williams, Pearland, Texas; great aunts, Savannah McKenzie, Perry, Georgia and Rosemary Ross of Fort Valley, Georgia; two godmothers, Carla Callaham, South Prince George, Virginia and Karla McBride, Savannah, Georgia; a host of cousins and friends including his devoted cousins Joshua Rumph, Atlanta, Georgia, Juakheem Rumph, El Paso, Texas, and Myleik Smith, Savannah, Georgia they were known as the “four amigos”; and his best friends Kelvin Clark, Columbus, Georgia, Daniel T. Mason and Daniel Walker, both of Warner Robins, Georgia.